Friday, 7 April 2017

Weekend Reads | 7.04.2017


I'm bringing the weekend reads posts back. They are an easy way to update my reading weekly and write down my thoughts on the books and at the same time I can keep my blog active because we know by now I'm prone to blogging slumps. I've been quite good with my reading lately, meaning that I'm trying to read every single day even if it's just for like 30 minutes. I finally organise all the work that I need to do for Uni prior finals and it's helping me to manage my time easily and for now, reading fits perfectly well into my schedule (yay!).

Anyways, I'm currently reading two books, which is quite rare for me but surprisingly it's working just fine for now. The one I know I'll finish this weekend for sure is Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. This is my first Atwood believe it or not and so far, I'm enjoying it. It is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series and a re-telling of The Tempest which is possibly my favourite Shakespeare play of the ones I've read so far. The only main "problem" is that being acquainted with the play makes the novel a tad predictable. It does have an impact on my reading experience but as I said, I'm enjoying the novel and I will most likely put up a review once I finish it.

The other book I'm dipping in and out to whenever I feel like it is Fish Have No Feet by Jon Kalman Stefansson (translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton). I bought this last September and after seeing that it was longlisted for the International Man Booker this year, I decided to pick it up. I'm one-third of the way through and I can say the translation is really really good and so beautiful but in terms of the story I'm not convinced. It is really melancholic and philosophical and it feels as if you're reading a big long contemplation of life which is great for quotes but very draining.

What are you guys reading this weekend?

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